| May 16, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Moving to a 10-point grading scale in Newport News, as proposed at last night's board meeting, would allow students to earn a "D" and pass a class with a 60 percent.
Currently, students must earn at least 65 percent in a class to pass it. Board member...
| May 30, 2012
| 1:15 PM
A program for Virginia veterans launched Wednesday may open the door to more discounts at retail outlets in Hampton Roads.
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia veterans can now receive a wallet-sized identification card through the Department of...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:12 AM
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has awarded $2,000 mini-grants to eight youth organizations across Virginia to support chapters of VFHY’s national award-winning Y Street teen volunteer group.
The first recipients of the 2012-13 Y Street...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:29 PM
The Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown reports that it has hired Dr. Ralph Robertson as medical director. The clinic provides skilled and compassionate health care and counseling to the medically disadvantaged on the Peninsula.
Since 2008, Dr. Robertson has...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Here are two separate chunks of local concert news. Eighties dance-rock kings Duran Duran will play Portsmouth on Aug. 22. Meanwhile, country rocker Jason Aldean is headed for the Virginia Beach on Aug. 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Bon Secours has announced the completed renovation and expansion of its Martha W. Davis Cancer Treatment Center at Maryview Medical Center, 3640 High St., Portsmouth. The $8 million project started in August last year and was completed in May.
| Dec 11, 2011
The book "Guardians of the Capes" asserts that "most of the marine casualties on the bay have been minor in nature." But 33 years ago, the bay was the scene of a spectacular tragedy.
On Oct. 20, 1978, the collier M/V Santa Cruz II, loaded with 19,500...
| Jul 1, 2012
Michael Curry retires this weekend as director of the Hampton Arts Commission. Since he came to the City of Hampton in April 1988, Curry has been responsible for the growth and programming of The American Theatre and the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:38 AM
General Dynamics announced last week it is expanding through the purchase of Portsmouth-based Earl Industries' ship repair and painting facilities in Hampton Roads and Florida.
The company runs several of the country's largest shipyards and is a rival of...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Sparks fly, hearts pitter patter and wallets empty, and that's just at the meeting of a bride and her wedding planner.
It's bridal show season, and more than a dozen shows will take place before April, when bands across the region will strike up an...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Sentara Windermere in Virginia Beach and Nursing Center Portsmouth, two Sentara nursing homes, received a 5-star ranking in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of Best Nursing Homes. Of more than 15,500 nursing homes evaluated quarterly in 2011, they...